My family is pretty much just like most other normal American families. We enjoy our kids, work hard and try to enjoy our time off with family and friends. We’ve always enjoyed a great cup of coffee in the morning and maybe even after dinner. For years we did what everyone else did, buy ground coffee brands, dump the grounds in a filter, stick it in the brewer and wait for 8 cups or so to pour through. Then we started buying whole beans, which required the purchase of a grinder. Fun for a while, but messy. Best Single Cup Coffee Maker with Grinder
Then one evening my wife and I were at a friend’s house for dinner and they offered us a cup. When asked what I preferred I just indicated that I would have whatever everyone else wanted. Our friend opened the cupboard and showed us a variety of small cups, each packed with enough coffee for a single cup… dark roasts, breakfast blends, you name it. She then pointed to the corner of the kitchen and introduced us to the single cup coffee maker. I subsequently learned that this was a Keurig model. One of several made by folks that invented what is called the “K Cup” system.
The next morning when we started the process of brewing another pot of coffee the inevitable conversation started about what we had discovered the night before. We both loved coffee. We didn’t always agree on what variety we wanted on a given morning. We didn’t always drink the whole pot. And we were both a bit sick of the mess and hassle involved in brewing a pot of coffee (yeah… we can be a little lazy in the morning… first one out of bed makes the coffee). So I cracked open the laptop and started doing some research on single cup coffee makers. I assure you, I take my time when looking at products. After a day or two of looking and debating I settled on a few brands. You can see the options I considered below. These are all very good options and took considerable time (and more than a few eye rolls from my bride) for me to sort through the options. I eventually ordered the Keurig B70 single cup coffee maker. Feature for feature the best single cup coffee maker I could find.